Colloquial Turkish provides a step-by-step course in Turkish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Turkish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

  • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
  • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
  • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Turkish will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Turkish.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

chapter |3 pages


chapter 1|14 pages


How are you?

chapter 2|18 pages

Tatil yapıyoruz

We're on holiday

chapter 3|14 pages



chapter 4|19 pages


At the cake shop

chapter 5|15 pages

Kaç yaşındasın?

How old are you?

chapter 6|12 pages

Ali'nin yeni evini gördün mü?

Have you seen Ali's new house?

chapter 7|18 pages

Yedide gideceğiz

We'll leave at seven

chapter 8|17 pages

Sizi bekleriz!

We're expecting you!

chapter 9|15 pages

Dedikodu yapma!

Don't gossip!

chapter 10|16 pages



chapter 11|17 pages

Çok değişmiş

She has changed a lot

chapter 12|15 pages

Zengin olsam . . .

If I were rich . . .

chapter 13|13 pages

Geçmiş olsun!

Get well soon!

chapter 14|16 pages

Sayın öğrencilerimizin dikkat edeceği hususlar

Matters to which our respected students should pay attention

chapter 15|13 pages

Size öğretip öğretemediklerimiz

The things we could and couldn't teach you